TGV Cinemas and Imax Corporation today announced a major expansion of their partnership with seven Imax with Laser systems in Malaysia. The agreement includes four new locations – including two in Kuala Lumpur – and three existing locations, already upgraded.
The first new Imax with Laser location – a first for the country – located in Pavilion Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, is set to open on October 5.
TGV Cinemas and Imax have enjoyed a successful partnership since 2011 and at present, Imax partners with TGV Cinemas on seven locations in operation across Malaysia and one backlog, including the iconic Pavilion Bukit Jalil location. This agreement will increase the total number of Imax locations for TGV Cinemas to 12.
"We are thrilled to be at the forefront of the Malaysian cinema industry, and the introduction of Imax with Laser and 12-Channel sound technology is another major step forward in bringing the best in wide screen immersive cinema experiences to our audiences, made possible by this partnership with Imax," said Tan Lay Han, CEO of TGV Cinemas. "This significant milestone highlights TGV Cinemas' mission to continuously push the boundaries of cinematic innovation and deliver the best moviegoing experiences."
"Malaysian moviegoers are some of the most passionate in the world and we are seeing a surging demand for the Imax Experience in this thriving market for global cinema," said Rich Gelfond, CEO of Imax. "We're excited to partner with TGV Cinemas to bring Imax with Laser Systems and 12-Channel Sound Technology for Malaysian audiences to experience the most immersive cinematic experience."
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